Small Circles Resource (Free Download)

Suitable for Year groups: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Small Circles resource description

Here is a page of circles that could be cut out and used for a variety of mathematical lessons.

Cazoom Maths Teaching Resources: Small Circles

What is the resource?

This PDF provides pages filled with small circle shapes. Different versions with blank or gridded interiors are included. Ideal for primary-level learners.


Why are circles important?

Circles pop up everywhere, making them important for understanding the world:

  • Wheels & movement: How fast, which direction... all linked to circular design.
  • Measuring basics: Understanding the parts of a circle – key to area and more.
  • Telling time: Clock faces are circular, these skills link to angle study.
  • Data display: Circle shapes form clear pie charts and other ways to visualise data.


Why is this resource helpful?

Small circles encourage active learning of maths concepts:

  • Hands-on fractions: Cutting up circles into equal parts makes fractions concrete.
  • Exploring angles: Circles hold 360°... folding can uncover central angles.
  • Visualising area: How many tiny squares cover a circle? Makes the area less abstract.
  • Creative projects: Circles offer shapes for art, maths displays, and even board games.
  • Printable PDFs: Offers limitless ready-to-use circles for classwork or activities.

This resource grounds learning in physical experience. Students discover key ideas by manipulating simple shapes with surprising power.



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